The View’s 5th Annual Mutt Show
July 26 marked The View‘s fifth annual Pedigree Mutt Show. Judging the competition this year was pet expert Harrison Forbes. Viewers submitted their own favorite mutts, and the contestants also included adoptable dogs from the New York ASPCA.
Rottweiler-Basset Hound Mix & Second Chance Pet Adoptions
Forbes explained that it’s hard to compare mutts because they come in so many varieties. Sal, a two-year-old from North Carolina, was a rottweiler-basset hound mix. His owner said he has a Napoleon complex and is not afraid to face off against bigger dogs.
Nikki said she is a volunteer at Second Chance Pet Adoptions in Raleigh, North Carolina. My favorite thing about Sal was that his front and back paws did not match at all!
The View: Border Collie Mix & Feral Beach Dogs
Two-year-old Copper from Omaha, Nebraska, was rescued from the local humane society. Harrison Forbes guessed that he was a setter-border collie mix, and his owner explained that he is great with her kids, though he steals their stuffed animals.
Five-year-old Jego met his owner Jeff in Guam. He grew up in the jungle before making it to a shelter. He eventually got over his apprehension and adjusted to his new life. Forbes said feral beach dogs are common in environments like Guam.
“They’ve got some street cred,” he added.
The View Mutt Show: Wire Terrier Vs Shepherd-Lab
Four-year-old Louie from Wisconsin was an adorable addition. Louie was adopted from a friend’s unexpected litter. Forbes guessed it was a wire-haired terrier mix.
10-year-old Ralph from Connecticut was the last viewer entry into the show. He belongs to a military family and keeps the home safe during his owner’s husband’s deployments. The family has had him since puppyhood.
Forbes pegged him as a German Shepherd-chocolate lab mix.
Pedigree 5th Annual Mutt Show: Best Viewer’s Mutt
It was a tough decision, but Harrison Forbes named Sal the winner of the competition, “because he’s like a walking cartoon.” Which mutt was your favorite?
The View Mutt Show: Manhattan ASPCA Adoptable Dogs
Dogs available for adoption from the Manhattan ASPCA were also featured on the show. They included:
- Davey, an eight-year-old Chihuahua mix
- Cherry, a seven-year-old Maltese mix
- Apollo, a six-year-old Mastiff-lab mix
- Cassidy, a 10-year-old Shih Tzu mix
- Serif, a one-year-old terrier mix
The View: Pedigree Mutt Show Best In Show & Rescue Dogs
Forbes chose Cassidy as the winner among the ASPCA dogs. Later, the Dogs Rule Award for the mutt with the biggest heart went to Ralph.
Overall, the best mutt in show, which won a two-year supply of Pedigree dog food, was Cassidy, who also got a fire hydrant trophy.
If you are looking for a new four-legged family member, always be sure to check with your local shelter and find a dog to adopt.